We believe that blockchain is the single most important technological innovation of our age. Why? Because it will reshape how we use & interact with the digital world. But for blockchain to realise its potential, it needs to be used in the real-world by real people in everyday life.
Various iterations of our current ‘product idea’ have been gestating since 2016. Active work - including product & team development - began in early 2018. We raised $66 million through Private Placement, the largest portion of which is being used to fund the buildout of the world’s first fan engagement & rewards app, Socios.com.
We’ve spent the last 2+ years actively #BUIDLING. 8.8 billion $CHZ were generated in October 2018, and after distribution to early contributors, $CHZ was publicly listed on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Binance, BitMax & KuCoin. Socios.com was launched at the end of December 2019; Juventus was the first club to produce their Fan Tokens ($JUV), hold a Fan Token Offering and give their fans the chance to vote on the blockchain.
As of today, Chiliz is 65+ team members strong,crossing 25 different nationalities. Together with our Malta HQ, we run a development office in Lyon, France, and have active operations in South Korea & Brazil, with team members also active in the UK & Sweden.
We have on-boarded 10 Official Partners to Socios.com, held Fan Token Offerings for six of those partners and have run numerous polls and have rewarded hundreds of fans from across the globe. We’re working hard to add more football & esports partners to our roster of ‘tokenized’ platform partners, with an ambition to add 50+ IPs by the end of 2020. We’re also in the process of onboarding other sports & entertainment verticals, such as the recently announced UFC, in order to explore how we can tokenize other sports properties.